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Headword: *)wkina/khs
Adler number: omega,48
Translated headword: scimitar
Vetting Status: high
Not otherwise an Attic [form],[1] but Herodotus says it thus, the okinake.[2]
Greek Original:
*)wkina/khs: ou)d' a)/llws *)attiko/n, a)lla\ *(hro/dotos ou(/tws le/gei, to\n w)kina/khn.
[1] Adler applauds (without going so far as to adopt) Bekker's emendation of ou)d' a)/llws here to ou)damw=s, i.e. 'Not at all an Attic [form]'. Be that as it may, the point being made seems to be that the headword noun is un-Attic when it begins, as here, with omega and not the usual alpha. See generally alpha 882.
[2] Herodotus mentions scimitars several times (see esp. 7.54.2, with a definition), but nowhere do the mss reliably transmit the omega form.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Stacie Raucci on 2 June 2000@17:55:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added keywords) on 1 January 2001@11:07:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 August 2011@07:01:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 3 April 2014@05:28:01.


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